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Student Arts Grants – FAQs

Can grant funds be used for a project during my Flex Term or Leave of Absence?

  • Flex Term: Students may work on grant projects during their Flex Term. However, the grant must have been awarded prior to the start of their Flex Term. VSO and Individual grants are considered part-time experiences.
  • Leave of Absence: Students on a Leave of Absence are not eligible to receive grant funds or start/continue/complete projects benefiting from grant funds.


I am an individual student who needs more than $300 for my project. Are there any other campus funding sources available?

Yes! Students are encouraged to explore the following arts-related funding opportunities:

Additional campus funding opportunities can be found here.


How many times can I apply, and can be awarded a grant?

Applicants can apply for multiple cycles, however, can only be awarded a grant once per academic year.

Who reviews the grant applications? Who makes the funding decisions?

All grant applications are reviewed by a committee comprising of staff from the Office of the Vice President for the Arts. The committee evaluates each application based on the clarity of the project proposal, contribution to the campus community, use of campus resources, budget planning, and ability for the project to succeed.   After the committee completes their evaluations, the scores and comments are totaled. The final funding decision is approved by the Manager of Grants and Programs and the Associate Vice President for the Arts.


How many grants are awarded each cycle?

It depends. Grant funds are budgeted evenly throughout each year throughout the application cycles so that each cycle has access to the same amount of total funding. The number of awards given out each cycle varies based on the number of applications received as well as the strength of the projects.


Does receiving a Student Arts Grant give me/my team access to on-campus venues and facilities in 2020-21?

No. Grant recipients do not receive special privileges while the University is operating under COVID-19 policies. For the 2020-21 year, all grant-funded events must be virtual.


How are Student Arts Grants paid?

All grant funds will be transferred to either an ASSU account (for registered VSOs) or through Student Financial Services (for individual students) The transfers will typically happen within 2 weeks of completing your grant agreement.

Erina Alejo


Erina Alejo (they/she/siya)

Program Associate
Office of the Vice President for the Arts

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